|View to Mt. Washington|
18 x 24 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Happy New Year to all! Hope your holidays were good and you're looking forward to some new possibilities in 2014. Been a little quieter than usual on the blog last month with holiday travel and this painting was a Christmas surprise so I didn't want to share it till after the holiday.
This was a commissioned painting I did for one of my favorite clients. I did a painting for her earlier this year and she wanted me to do another one as a surprise gift for her husband for Christmas. This is a scene from the yard of his childhood home looking out to Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.
The photo below is the only reference we had to work with so it took quite a bit of artistic license to change the season, alter the composition, to make more of the mountains, reduce the foreground and make more of the river as a light shape but still keep the feel of the place he remembered growing up. Mt Washington is the most distant mountain in the scene.